kim soper/leland ave studiosHi! I’m Kim! I’m a former attorney turned stay-at-home mom to three boys, ages 8, 6, and 5. I learned to quilt by watching my mom (who’s hobby was somewhat unusual for where I grew up). Once I was home with my kids and a sewing machine, I, too, began experimenting with fabric. I live with my family in a small town off the Long Island Sound, and I’m the president of my local modern quilt guild. Here’s me in a nutshell: My sewing studio is my happy place. My husband is my best friend. My three boys are my greatest joy, and we live in an awesome little town on the water. It’s nice to *meet* you!

And for those who might be interested, here is the story of how I became Leland Ave Studios:

Kim Soper/Leland Ave Studios

That cute little lady giving out hugs from behind is my grandma. She was both strong and soft at the same time. She raised seven kids, among them, my mom, and they lived in a farm house on Leland Ave in the Bronx. My mom has told many happy memories from her times on Leland Ave. Their family wasn’t wealthy from a financial perspective,  but my grandmother cultivated wealth in their love for one another and her willingness to welcome anyone into her home and to her dinner table. Through taking the name Leland Ave, I honor her and all the values that she stood for, and to celebrate the women that my mom and I have become, because of her.



  1. Well this is the only place i found to say hi from Maine…..I read you area layer….I have a friend in are sewing group that just made a quilt for her daughter in law[Layer},,But it couldnt look like a quilt…..lol…….My friend made it it was pretty but looked like a quilt from macys lol…..So wasn’t sure what to see on your blog…..I was very happy with your works of usable Art………Ty for sharing….and doing this blog thing………

  2. David Isaacs

    Dear Kim

    I am an Australian paediatrician. I am writing a book about immunisation, and in the book I refer to Abraham Lincoln losing two sons through infections that could now be prevented by immunisation. Your Abraham Lincoln quilt was exhibited in Melbourne recently and I love it. I took a photo of the quilt and would love your permission to use the photo in the book, attributing the quilt to you (and quoting your website) of course.

    Kind regards
    Professor David Isaacs

  3. Rebecca

    You look so much like your Grandma! I noticed your Lincoln quilt on another blog so I stopped to visit your site. You do amazing work. I am floored with how talented you are! Keep up the good work, and congrats on winning first place at the QuiltCon!


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